Back 4 Blood Characters and Zombie Types Revealed in Trailer & Posters


Back 4 Blood

The spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead is just a few months away. Back 4 Blood brings back cooperative zombie killing to consoles and PC this October. As such, Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment give us a rundown of all the characters and zombie types you’ll encounter during the apocalypse.

In Back 4 Blood, the brave people who decide to hunt zombies are known as “cleaners.” These will be the characters you will choose from, each with their own strengths. There are a total of eight cleaners shown in the trailer, which you can view below.

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Here is a list of all the cleaners, as well as their abilities:

  • Walker
    • Precision kills increase accuracy
    • + Damage
    • + Team Health
  • Doc
    • Low health heal bonus
    • + Healing efficiency
    • + Team trauma resistance
  • Karlee
    • Senses hazards
    • +1 quick inventory
    • + Team use speed
  • Jim
    • + ADS speed
    • + Team weakspot damage
    • Precision kills increase damage
  • Hoffman
    • Spawns ammo with kills
    • +1 offensive item slot
    • + Team ammo capacity
  • Evangelo
    • Breaks out of grabs
    • + Stamina regen
    • + Team movement speed
  • Mom
    • Instant revive
    • +1 support inventory
    • +1 team extra life
  • Holly
    • Recovers stamina with kills
    • + Damage resistance
    • + Team stamina

The zombies in Back 4 Blood are known as “The Ridden.” The trailer shows four different types of The Ridden, each with its own unique set of challenges when facing them. The Breaker is very large with giant fists it can use to smash your team. The Ogre is an even larger zombie that sends “meatballs” hurdling towards the cleaners. Snitchers will let out a scream, sending a horde of infected with it. Lastly, the Hag has weird glowy growths on its back and will eat cleaners whole. The video also teases other types of Ridden.

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The official Back 4 Blood Twitter account has given us a better look at the cleaners and Ridden we’ll see in the game. You can check out the pictures in the gallery below.

Back 4 Blood is scheduled to release on October 12 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-ordering the game will earn you Fort Hope Elite weapon skins for the M4 Carbine, Uzi SMG, S70 Shotgun, and RPK LMG.